‘Frienemies’ at work – is your data safe?

If you have children or are young enough to remember back to your school days, the term “frenemy” might be familiar – the concept that someone inside your group of friends might be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

IT dept. ‘most likely’ to snoop on confidential company information

Businesses have gigabytes upon gigabytes of sensitive and confidential data archived on servers, storage arrays, or backup media. Those companies rely on the expertise of information security professionals to protect that data and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 9th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Security guard nabbed for trying to launch ‘Devil’s Day’ attack on hospital systems

The grainy video shows a bleary-eyed young man in a hoodie inside the Carrell Clinic in Dallas. As he hits the elevator button, the theme music from Mission Impossible plays in the background.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 3rd, 2009 Robert MacMillan

Fired IT worker blackmails former company for money, references

A systems administrator pleaded guilty in a federal court yesterday to charges that he tried to extort an undisclosed amount of money and even forcibly secure good job references from a New York-based

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

How to prevent unhappy employees from stealing company data

The insider threat has always existed, but in an era of economic upheaval and uncertainty, the problem is only magnified. A recent Ponemon Institute LLC survey of 945 people who were laid off,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 29th, 2009 Ellen Messmer

One-third of employees willing to steal company data if the price is right

More than one third of employees would steal sensitive company information if they thought they could earn a decent price from the theft, says Infosecurity Europe. Research by the security event organizer revealed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 27th, 2009 Carrie-Ann Skinner and Jeremy Kirk

Five steps to save your business from layoff backlash

A senior corporate executive leaves the company, taking with him his framed family photographs, his prized gold pen-and-pencil set -- and the passwords of several hundred employees. One of your firm's most experienced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 3rd, 2009 Julia King

Nearly 60 per cent of fired workers “steal company data” before quitting

A survey of 945 individuals who were laid off, fired or quit their jobs in the past 12 months shows that 59 per cent admitted to stealing company data and 67per cent used

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2009 Ellen Messmer

Don’t roll the dice when it comes to employee security practices

You might know how to secure your network devices and data centers to keep your corporate intelligence safe. But do you know how to teach your employees how to guard against attacks --

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 15th, 2008 Jennifer McAdams